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Tap (1989)

Director: Nick Castle     Starring: Gregory Hines
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Format: DVD
Sku: 202736234
UPC: 043396159044
UPC 14: 00043396159044
Category Keywords: Dance  Theatrical Release
Rating: Game Rating Code
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"Sometimes, No Matter What, You Can't Escape the Rhythm."
An ex-hoofer recently released from prison finds himself between the two very different worlds of his past while facing an uneasy future.

"...Hines is sensational...  Los Angeles Times
"...a surprisingly rich and affecting blend of dance and story...  Variety

Editor's Note
Max, a recently released con, is an ex-hoofer intent on forgetting his tap roots. Crime has paid Max extremely well. But now that he is back on the street after a stint in prison, Max faces an uneasy future, trapped between two very different pasts. Actor-tap dancer extraordinare Gregory Hines plays Max with depth and gusto in what turns out to be a star making performance. In fact, the American Film Institute lists TAP on its list of "Star Performances."


Video Features DVD, Special Edition, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Surround Sound, English, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/29/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 111 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1989
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 15904
Video UPC UPC: 00043396159044
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: French
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Gregory Hines
Video Cast Info Sammy Davis Jr.
Video Cast Info Savion Glover
Video Cast Info Suzzanne Douglass
Video Cast Info David Gribble - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Gary Adelson, et. al. - Producer
Video Cast Info James Newton Howard - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Nick Castle - Director
Video Cast Info Nick Castle - Writer
Video Cast Info Patrick Kennedy - Editor
Plot Summary
Gregory Hines, Savion Glover and a host of brilliant old-time hoofers (including Sammy Davis, Jr.) star in this musical that showcases the individuality, the style and the history of tapdancing.| Hines plays an ex-con who discovers that only through his art can he find both personal and racial pride, and put his life back together again.

Memorable Quotes

"You can't really dust for vomit." (Nigel Tufnel)

Professional Reviews

"...TAP is a surprisingly rich and affecting blend of dance and story....Plenty of glowing contemporary entertainment..." 02/08/1989

Los Angeles Times
"...In the dance routines of TAP, Gregory Hines has a look of lazily ecstatic glee that's almost irresistible....Hines is sensational..." 02/10/1989 p.C6

Chicago Sun-Times 8 of 10
The weakness of "Tap," as I've suggested, is that almost everything that happens in the movie is borrowed, more or less frankly, from old movie lore. In a way, that's also a strength: This is a musical about musicals, as well as being a tap dance movie about tap dancers. The film about the decline of tap is, itself, a form of resurrection. I don't know how "Tap" will do at the movie box office, but I know that just as it stands, it's the scenario for a Broadway musical that could quite possibly be a very big hit. Of course, that's a cliche, too. - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Hines,Gregory
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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